Information about Vardenafil

Vardenafil Uses

Vardenafil is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

How Vardenafil works

Vardenafil is a phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitor. It works in erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis by relaxing the muscles in penile blood vessels. It helps to get an erection only if the person is sexually stimulated.

Common side effects of Vardenafil

Stiffness, Headache, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Nosebleeds, Blurred vision, Indigestion, Muscle pain
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Available Medicine for Vardenafil

EdafilAjanta Pharma Ltd
160 to ₹3002 variant(s)
ValifAjanta Pharma Ltd
20 to ₹342 variant(s)
VarimaxMacleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
160 to ₹3002 variant(s)

Frequently asked questions for Vardenafil


Q. Is Vardenafil effective?

Vardenafil is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. The reason being, if you stop using Vardenafil too early, the symptoms may return or worsen. So, keep taking the medicine for the prescribed duration to reap the full benefits.

Q. Does Vardenafil cause headaches?

Yes, Vardenafil may cause headaches in some people. Headache is a common side effect of Vardenafil. However, some studies suggest that headaches are relatively common in people who are taking higher doses of Vardenafil. Therefore, if you experience headaches while taking Vardenafil, consult your doctor as you may need a dose modification. Your doctor may also suggest ways to manage the headache or may change your dose to a lower one, whatever suits you better. Do not alter your dose on your own as this can make Vardenafil less effective. Keep taking Vardenafil in the dose and duration advised by the doctor to get the maximum benefit of Vardenafil.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before taking Vardenafil?

Before taking Vardenafil, you must tell your doctor about any previous medical history or any problem related to the eyes, heart, blood, stomach, kidney or liver. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have ever had a stroke, heart attack, angina (heart- related chest pain) or stomach bleeding. Do not hesitate to discuss with your doctor any other problems related to the penis such as anatomical deformation, Peyronie's disease or history of priapism (painful or prolonged erection). Do not take Vardenafil if you are allergic to Vardenafil or any of its ingredients. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Q. Can I get Vardenafil without a prescription?

No, you need a doctor's prescription to get Vardenafil since it is a prescription medicine. Your doctor will prescribe it only if they judge that it would be beneficial for you.

Q. Can I take Vardenafil for premature ejaculation?

No, Vardenafil is not known to have any beneficial effects in treating premature ejaculation. It is used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Consult your doctor if you are not sure.


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